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Pot

The pot contains shells embedded in resin. Fibre strings tied around the neck hold bunches of shells and bones. The contents of the pot may contain medicines...

Spoon

A plain wooden spoon. Collected between 1885 and 1889. Donated by the Rev. Francis Julian Dyson in 1931....

Power bundle

One strip holds a rattle (a pod containing beans). This may be a protective charm to ensure safety in childbirth. Collected before 1889....

Funnel

Clay tube for directing air from the bellows into a small furnace used in copper alloy casting. Collected by Richard E. Dennett before 1889....

Figure

Male figure with cloth round neck and waist. Medicines would have been in the box on the stomach. Probably empowered for use in protecting a household. Collected before...

Skylark

Skylark collected at Hope’s Nose, Torquay on 18th June 1889. It is said to have once belonged to Ipplepen taxidermist Charles Garside (1881–1981)....

Padlock and key

This is one of two padlocks given to the museum in 1889 with the provenance “Two ancient padlocks with keys found in the demolishing of Larkbeare House, Exeter”. Larkbeare House...

Violet-green swallow

Female violet-green swallow collected by WG Smith 8 May 1889. From RP Nicholls’ collection....

Figure

Kneeling female figure with conical hair-style. She holds a smoking pipe in her left hand. Black resin lumps may contain medicines. Collected before 1889....